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The Merchant of Venice

Arkangel Shakespeare Collection

by William Shakespeare Author · A Full Cast Narrator

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In Shakespeare's most controversial play, the opposing values of justice and mercy must be resolved. Antonio promises money to help his friend Bassanio woo Portia. He borrows the sum needed from the cruel Shylock, but there will be a dreadful penalty if the loan is not repaid.

The golden world of Portia's Belmont calls forth some of Shakespeare's most lyrical love poetry. But the dark shadow of Shylock is never far from the heart of this brilliant comedy as it moves toward its courtroom climax.

Portia is played by Hadyn Gwynne and Shylock by Trevor Peacock. Julian Rhind-Tutt is Bassanio, and Bill Nighy is Antonio.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Blackstone Publishing
Imprint:
Arkangel
Edition:
Audio Theater
Publication Date:
2007
Series:
Arkangel Shakespeare Collection

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 62.5 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 62.5 MB

William Shakespeare (Author)

William Shakespeare (1564-1616), English poet and dramatist of the Elizabethan and early Jacobean period, is the most widely known author in all of English literature and often considered the greatest. He was an active member of a theater company ...

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Creators

Narrator :
Haydn Gwynne
Author :
William Shakespeare
Narrator :
A Full Cast
Narrator :
Bill Nighy
The Merchant of Venice
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